Interdisciplinary Cooperation with Strong Partners

Whether joint projects or events – the Maritime Cluster Northern Germany works together with these cooperation partners. Find out more about our partners on their websites:

Akademie der Schraubverbindung (AdSV)

The Akademie der Schraubverbindung (AdSV) is installed as a professional academy for innovative bolting technologies offering qualifications in accordance with VDI/VDE-MT 2637 and DIN EN 1591-4 as well as a wide range of individual, practical trainings and seminars. The highly experienced and skilled lecturers are experts in the field of bolting technology and have extensive professional experience in the industry. The academy is run by Barbarino & Kilp GmbH, a certified learning service provider for training and further education in accordance with ISO 29990: 2010. All final certificates of the Akademie der Schraubverbindung are recognized worldwide. The academy's training center is located in Augsburg - all training courses can also be offered on-site at the customer's premises.

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Bucerius Law School

For many years now, Bucerius has been engaged in a close dialogue with a wide variety of players in the market for legal services and, thanks to the Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession (Bucerius CLP) and the Bucerius Executive Faculty, it has acquired extensive and in-depth knowledge of that market. The knowledge acquired is incorporated into continuing education programmes and consulting projects. QUALITY Bucerius is committed to education with a high standard of quality. Conception, organisation and implementation at the highest level form the bedrock of this collaboration. New didactic concepts — such as blended learning — take into account the resource of time and offer on-demand educational material.

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Cluster Agency Schleswig-Holstein

As an overarching, independent institution, the Cluster Agency has been supporting the publicly funded cluster management teams in Schleswig-Holstein in the design and optimisation of their processes and structures since mid-2015. In close cooperation with the cluster management teams, the agency carries out the following tasks: Promoting the exchange of experience, mutual learning and the transfer of new knowledge by offering workshops and further training for cluster managers, Supporting the networking activities of cluster management teams among each other by means of joint events, Transferring technology and knowledge, in particular by interlinking cluster management teams, competence centres, cooperation networks and relevant federal state projects, Scouting and transfer of illustrative successes, instruments and services from the national and international cluster management environment, Expansion of impact monitoring and thus making the cluster initiatives—especially their successes—more visible to a wider audience, and Strategic consulting for the further development of cluster policy and promotion in Schleswig-Holstein.

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Digital Agency of Lower Saxony

The Digital Agency of Lower Saxony serves as a “one-stop-shop” to help companies identify suitable support and funding opportunities at all levels. Based on experience from various industrial networks, the Digital Agency of Lower Saxony has acquired extensive know-how in the field of industrial digitalization, creating synergy effects, and avoiding redundancies. The Digital Agency of Lower Saxony provides support for companies specifically tailored to their needs. In addition, the Digital Agency of Lower Saxony identifies current scientific and industrial trends in order to catalyze the development of new products, services, and business models.

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Digitale Wirtschaft Schleswig-Holstein (DiWiSH)

DiWiSH (Digital Economy Schleswig-Holstein) focuses solely on the IT, digital media and design industry with more than 215 members. The main task is to support the industry’s competitiveness, to encourage innovation and to create new employment. The Clustermanagement organises a variety of activities to support the industry. It organises networking events, runs seminars and workshops and supports their member’s activities to encourage know-how-transfer between the players. It also encourages collaborative projects between companies and universities in the region, provides valuable contacts and advises on public funding programs.

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Elsflether Schifffahrtsforum

Five maritime associations from Elsfleth are collaborating within the framework of the Elsflether Schifffahrtsforum. The partners include the training ship association Schulschiffverein Großherzogin Elisabeth, the association Nautischer Verein Niedersachsen von 1865, the fellowship Nautische Kameradschaft Visurgis zu Elsfleth, the association Nautische Verbindung Roter Sand and the club Freunde der Seefahrtschule Elsfleth. As of 2018, the Maritime Cluster Northern Germany is the sixth cooperation partner of this maritime association. The Elsflether Schifffahrtsforum was founded in 2002 as a joint platform for the maritime associations in Elsfleth for the purpose of taking a united stand on shipping policy issues and ensuring that their voices are heard.

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Enterprise Europe Network

The Enterprise Europe Network is the world's largest service network for cross-border support of small and medium-sized enterprises. Firmly anchored in the region and optimally networked internationally, the north german Enterprise Europe Network partners offer an uncomplicated and efficient way to find international business and research partners in close cooperation with over 4,000 contacts in more than 60 countries. With a comprehensive insight into science and industry as well as expertise in EU funding and financing, the Enterprise Europe Network is a perfect partner for bringing innovations to market maturity. The Enterprise Europe Network services are free of charge for companies.

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German American Maritime Institute

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Gesellschaft für Maritime Technik e.V.

The GMT was founded in 1983. As a non-profit association the GMT represents nationwide the interests of companies and research institutions in the area of marine technology towards the public and policy makers.

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GreenShipping Niedersachsen

With the competence centre GreenShipping Niedersachsen in Elsfleth, the MCN strengthens a variety of topics of sustainable shipping, such as alternative fuels or biocide-free antifouling technologies. The competence centre supports companies in the conversion to sustainable technologies and promotes the expansion of applied research for resource-saving and safe shipping. It initiates innovation projects and holds information events of various formats to promote innovation and knowledge transfer in the field of sustainable and emission-reducing technologies. GreenShipping Niedersachsen also connects interested companies with scientific institutions and other players.

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Hafen Hamburg Marketing e.V.

Port of Hamburg Marketing at a glance Port of Hamburg Marketing was established in 1985. Today, as an international marketing organisation we are active in 12 locations further strengthening the Port of Hamburg's market position in international competition. With real commitment and very diverse activities we promote the attractiveness of the location and wide range of services provided in the Port of Hamburg. The ports in the Metropolitan Region have also found in us a strong partner for professional location marketing. The activities are company and competitively neutral and in the common interest of the port location.

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Hamburg Invest Talent Services / Future.Hamburg

We offer you free of charge advice about all issues related to finding the most talented personnel in the Hamburg location. Extensive information about the availability of skilled workers, wage levels, qualifications, languages and far more in and around Hamburg. Contact to our co-operating partners at personnel service providers and recruiting partners (headhunters, personnel agencies, transfer companies, and the service by the Agentur für Arbeit for employers among others.). Access to our talent pool on future.hamburg and an opportunity to address listed talents in Hamburg. Conducting joint recruiting campaigns and events to target and attract new talent. Access to career services at Hamburg’s universities and colleges. Assistance with your own recruiting strategies. Advice on drafting and placing job profiles.

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Hamburgische Investitions- und Förderbank (IFB)

PROMOTING HAMBURG'S FUTURE The Hamburgische Investitions- und Förderbank (IFB Hamburg) is the central point of contact for private individuals, companies and institutions for all funding queries. It advises on funding offers from the Senate of Hamburg, the federal government and the EU. IFB Hamburg supports the Free and Hanseatic city with structural and economic policy, social policy and with the fulfilment of public tasks. It cooperates with banks, chambers and associations in Hamburg. IFB Hamburg provides funding and financial offers as well as free advice in four fields of service: housing, businesses, innovation and environment. The Free and Hanseatic city of Hamburg is a 100 % shareholder.

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Hamburg School of Business Administration

HSBA is the Business School in Hamburg. It is our mission to support companies in qualifying their employees and recruiting promising talents who are willing to study our internationally-oriented dual Bachelor's and full-or part-time Master's degree programmes. It is our aim to deliver excellent education programmes to students of all career levels regardless of their financial background. We are convinced that commitment, respectability and innovative thinking are the basis for success in business. For this, we provide the necessary competencies. Currently, HSBA is the academic partner for about 1.000 students and 250 cooperating companies.

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Chamber of Skilled Crafts Oldenburg

As an organisation of economic self-administration, the Chamber of Skilled Crafts supports and represents the approximately 12,400 skilled crafts enterprises in its chamber district in politics and society. It maintains the apprenticeship register and the register of member companies, advises companies on topics such as business establishment, business handover, financial aid, innovation projects and questions concerning training or legal issues. In addition, the Chamber of Skilled Crafts runs a vocational training centre that offers inter-company apprenticeship training, master craftsman preparation courses and other further education and training courses.

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IHK zu Rostock

As a service provider, the IHK zu Rostock works in a service-oriented, competent and efficient manner. As a self-government of the business community, our work comprises three pillars: We represent the overall interests of the regional economy in local, state, federal and European politics. We perform sovereign tasks. We offer services to businesses. We represent the overall interests of around 36,000 companies in the Hanseatic City of Rostock and in the districts of Rostock and Vorpommern-Rügen. The state-wide Maritime Economy Committee of the Chambers of Industry and Commerce in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern prepares the formation of opinions for maritime topics.

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Innovation Norway

Innovation Norway is the Norwegian government's main national and international trade and business representation. The organisation assists Norwegian companies and start-ups as they enter new markets and it fosters the development of a sustainable and forward-looking economy. Innovation Norway operates local business development sites throughout Norway and employs more than 700 people in 29 countries. The current managing director is Hans Martin Vikdal. The offices in Hamburg and Munich are managed by Manuel Kliese.

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Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik an der Universität Hamburg

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JadeBay GmbH development company

The inter-communal development company focuses on the tasks of securing skilled labour and promoting innovation. The framework is currently provided by the EU-funded projects “Regional Skilled Workers Alliance JadeBay” and “Technology Transfer Consultancy in the JadeBay Region”.

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Landesinitiative “Sea - Our Future” in Schleswig-Holstein

The Government of Schleswig-Holstein set up the “Sea - Our Future” initiative as early as 2004. It is both innovative and designed to have an integrative effect on maritime policy. If we are to make responsible use of the seas as an economic resource, we must ensure the sustainable conservation of the sea as an ecosystem. Only then can we enjoy marine ecosystems as living and working spaces, create and safeguard urgently needed jobs, improve quality of life and boost growth in Schleswig-Holstein.

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Maritime Consulting Group

Maritime Consulting Group is a competence network consisting of more than 30 engineering and consulting firms from northern Germany. The partners operate worldwide and work in all fields of the maritime economy, including shipbuilding, shipping, ports, integrated coastal protection, hydraulic engineering, marine biology, hydrography and metrology, maritime tourism, marine technology, maritime logistics, and training and education, public relations, strategy and policy consulting. Maritime Consulting Group e.V. includes specialists in the various maritime disciplines and generalists who are able to manage the many interdisciplinary interfaces. MCG, organised as a registered association, offers these engineers and consultants a platform for information and experience exchange, joint market exploration, marketing, and project work. Each member independently conducts its own business but can always find in MCG a wealth of know-how and trusted potential partners who can provide the complementary support that is specifically required for some projects. As a community, Maritime Consulting Group e.V. covers the many facets of maritime knowledge and as such can offer political, administrative and economic decision-makers holistic advice and support on almost all maritime issues. The MCG community provides its members with greater public visibility and a critical mass for ambitious projects.

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Maritime LNG Plattform e.V.

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Netherlands Business Support Office

The Netherlands Business Support Office Hamburg (foreign trade office of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Economic Affairs), in a joint effort with the Embassy in Berlin, the NBSOs in Frankfurt and Stuttgart and the Dutch consulates in Düsseldorf and Munich, helps Dutch and German companies establish bilateral trade contacts. To achieve this, it offers tailor-made services on behalf of the Dutch foreign trade service Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland to support entrepreneurs as they enter the market and helps multiply the trade volume of both sides. The NBSO is part of a network of 22 offices in 9 countries and it supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as they enter new markets abroad. Dutch entrepreneurs from the maritime sector are looking forward to new opportunities and business contacts in Northern Germany. If German companies are looking for contacts in the Netherlands, the NSBO is of course also happy to receive a call.

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Oldenburgische IHK

The Oldenburg Chamber of Industry and Commerce is a service provider and lobbyist for around 69,000 companies in the Oldenburg region and organises vocational trainings in the IHK professions, offers initial advice on legal and tax issues and has more than 100 free practical events in its programme each year for its member companies as well as further seminars and courses for their further training. The Oldenburg Chamber of Industry and Commerce advises members when they want to bring new products, processes or services to market maturity, helps with documents for export and supports founders in setting up their own business. This is only an extract of the work of the Oldenburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry. See more on their Website.

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Oldenburgischer Energie Cluster (OLEC e.V.)

The Oldenburg Energy Cluster OLEC e. V. has been one of the most important regional industry clusters in the Northwest energy region for 15 years. OLEC is a strong partner for the local economy and sees itself as a dialogue platform for the energy transition and climate protection in the Northwest - and is strongly networked both nationally and internationally. In addition to small, innovative companies and start-ups, the network also includes global players, universities, research institutions, local authorities and educational service providers. The cluster has recognised experts in all areas of renewable energies, smart cities and smart regions, hydrogen applications, electromobility and sector coupling.

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Prüf- und Entwicklungsinstitut für Abwassertechnik an der RWTH Aachen e.V.

PIA was founded in 1999 as an affiliated institute of the Faculty of Civil Engineering at RWTH Aachen University. The aim of the institute is to promote research and teaching in the field of wastewater technology and environmental protection. The testing infrastructure on the site of the former municipal wastewater treatment plant "Bildchen" of the city of Aachen provides ideal conditions for research and development, testing and examination. The PIA is a founding member of the Educational and Demonstration Center for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment (BDZ), which was established in 2002 in Leipzig. The Development and Assessment Institute in Waste Water Technology at RWTH Aachen University has worldwide cooperations with research and development institutions.

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Schiffbautechnische Gesellschaft e.V.

The Schiffbautechnische Gesellschaft e.V. - STG - (The German Society for Maritime Technology) was founded 1899. The purpose of our Society, a non-profit-making organization, is to provide a forum for shipbuilders, shipowners, sub-suppliers, scientific persons and institutions connected with shipbuilding, to discuss and examine matters of a scientific, technical or practical nature, and to promote matters of interest to maritime technology as a whole. The conferences, and meetings of the STG, as well as assemblies of its committees cover a wide programme of lectures on the most recent developments and findings in theoretical science and practical work. At the same time, our meetings help the members to establish and maintain contacts with their colleagues. The STG has approximately 1500 members, natives and foreigners, about 130 of them are companies, organizations and authorities.

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Stiftung Deutsche Lutherische Seemannsmission

Stiftung Deutsche Lutherische Seemannsmission promotes more humanity in seafaring. It supports projects of regional and local branches of the German Seamen's Mission with additional funds and helps realise specific projects. The Weihnachten am Ohr campaign, for example, gives seafarers the opportunity to make free telephone calls back home during Christmas time. In addition, the foundation provides assistance in emergency situations, promotes joint tasks such as training and further educating full-time and voluntary staff in the Seamen's Mission and subsidises training courses for psychosocial emergency care (PSNV).

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Technologiezentrum Nordenham (TZN)

The Technologiezentrum Nordenham (TZN) is a competence center for composites, automation and digitization of production processes. The range of technology topics is being expanded across industries to include the (maritime) energy industry, automotive, trade and plant engineering. It is planned that schoolchildren, students and companies on the subject of digitization and artificial intelligence will be taught MINT and technology knowledge in a playful way via the "digital learning location technology". The TZN is expanding its cooperation with consultants, associated research institutions and regional networks accordingly.

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VDI-Gesellschaft Fahrzeug- und Verkehrstechnik

For 160 years, VDI – The Association of German Engineers has been providing valuable stimuli for new technologies and technological solutions for an improved quality of life, a better environment and greater prosperity. With around 145,000 individual members, VDI is Germany's largest technological and scientific association. As a speaker for engineers and technology, it actively helps shape the future. The divisions of VDI – Gesellschaft Fahrzeug- und Verkehrstechnik (FVT) are home to a workforce of more than 30,000 engineers from a wide range of disciplines working in the domains of road, rail, air and water transport. In this constellation, the society offers professional stimuli and develops perspectives for cross-sectoral issues concerning people and mobility as well as means of transport and infrastructure.

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Verein der Schiffs-Ingenieure zu Hamburg e.V.

The Association of Ship Engineers Hamburg e.V. was founded on 11 December 1953. It is a technical/scientific association that does not represent any political or trade union goals. The main objectives of the association are the promotion of the profession of ship engineers and the promotion of young talent. In the years of its existence, the Association of ship Engineers has been able to provide presentations and conferences that allow its members to further their education and thus remain familiar with the rapid progress in technical development. In addition to the professional events, the Association of Ship Engineers Hamburg e.V. invites guests, mostly from the maritime industry, to the ship engineers ball. From the proceeds, the association organizes a Christmas party with a fairy tale theatre platy for their colleagues children.

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Wasserstoffenergiecluster Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e. V.

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